Mississauga man wins big on instant ticket as he scanned his ticket 5 times


Published March 24, 2021 at 5:33 pm


Mississauga’s Sivaraman Iyer has a couple of future trips on his mind after winning $75,000 with Instant Battleship.

The 65-year-old skilled trade worker plans to save his lottery winnings for some future travel.

“When the pandemic is over, I want to travel to Sri Lanka and the Caribbean,” Iyer said. “I like to go where the sun shines bright.”

The regular lotto player discovered his big win when he checked the ticket using the Ticket Checker.

“I saw $75,000 and scanned it five more times because I couldn’t believe it!” he said.

Iyer, who purchased his ticket at Millway Gift & Variety on Erin Mills Parkway in Mississauga, called his daughter to tell her about his big win.

“She was surprised and happy for me,” he said.

Iyer lists Lotto Max, Daily Grand, Lotto 6/49 and Instant games among his favourite to play.

It’s also not the first time he cashed in.

“I won $7,000 five years ago with Lotto Max,” he added.


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